Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
Sometimes the oldies ARE the goodies
THINGS MY MOTORCYCLE HAS TAUGHT ME
- The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rear-view mirror.
-People ask why we ride a motorcycle. For those who have experienced the joy, no explanation is necessary. For those who have not, no explanation is possible.
-Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.
-The nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle causes most motorcycle problems.
-Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting till about 80 mph.
-You start the game of life with a full pot of luck and an empty pot of experience. The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.
If you wait, all that happens is you get old and die.
-Midnight bugs taste as bad as noontime bugs.
-Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
-Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.
-Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of gas before you can think straight.
-Never hesitate to ride past the last streetlight at the edge of town.
-A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
-Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived, and still rides.
-Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go.
-A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.
-Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.
-Always back your bike to the curb and sit where you can see it.
-There are drunk riders and there are old riders, but there are not many old, drunk riders.
-Ride to work. Work to ride.
-Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway; it's an attitude.
-When you look down the road it seems to never end, but you better believe it does.
-Keep your bike in good repair.
-Motorcycle boots are not all that comfortable for walking.
-People are like motorcycles; each customized a little differently.
-Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes.
-When you're Road Captain, don't spit.
-A real friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2:00 in the morning and drive to the middle of nowhere to pick you up when you're broken down.
-Catching a bee in your shirt at 70 mph can double your vocabulary.
-Catching a bee in your helmet at 70 mph will triple that vocabulary.
-There's something ugly about a new bike on a trailer.
-Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.
-If you can't get it going with bungee cords and duct tape, it's serious.
-The best modifications can't be seen from the outside...
-Always replace the cheapest parts first.
-You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.
-Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
-Keep the painted side up and the rubber side down.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry